Ramses A. Wessel

European Law | EU External Relations | Foreign and Security Policy | International Organizations Law


  • 2024-2028: Multidisciplinary International Network on Sanctions (MINOS), coordinated by the University of Ghent
  • 2024-2026: World's Impact of Sustainability: the Domain of the Model of the European Union and the relation with Mercosur – WISDOM II, Jean Monnet project, coordinated by the Center of Excellence Jean Monnet at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
  • 2023-2025: Legal and institutional keys for the strengthening of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy: heading towards Treaty reform? (EUFORPREF),  Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, PID2022-140194NB-I00.
  • 2022: The implementation of Article 31 of the Treaty on European Union and the use of qualified majority voting: Towards a more effective CFSP, Study requested by the AFCO committee of the European Parliament
  • 2021-2024: Horizon 2020: ENGAGE – Envisioning a New Governance Architecture for a Global Europe (with Esade Business & Law School (Spain, coordinator), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Sabanci University (Turkey), The University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Carnegie Europe Foundation (Belgium), International Institute for Strategic Studies (Germany), Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (France), College of Europe in Natolin (Poland), Hertie School of Governance (Germany), GLOBSEC (Slovakia), Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (Spain), and Tampere University (Finland)).
  • 2020-2024: Jean Monnet Network: The European Union in International Diplomatic Relations (EUDIPLO), with Sara Poli (Pisa), Christine Kaddous (Geneva), Jan Wouters (Leuven) (620295-EPP-1-2020-1-NL-EPPJMO-NETWORK)
  • 2019-2023: Jean Monnet Network: European Papers. A cooperation with the universities of Salamanca, Rome, Paris, Oslo and VU Amsterdam (610707-EPP-1-2019-1-ES-EPPJMO-NETWORK): European Papers: A Journal on Law and Integration
  • 2019-2022: ACEXDE: The External Relations of the European Union and the Rule of Law (funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, with the University of Granada, Spain)
  • 2018-2020: Cyber Attacks and Sovereignty: The New Challenge of the International Order, in cooperation with the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla (Reference: DER2017-85612-R)
  • 2019-2021: The externalisation and informalisation of the EU migration, asylum and border management policies: new legal challenges (EUMABEXT), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (RTI2018-099097-B-I00)
  • 2018-2022: COST Action ENTER: EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities: Perceptions, Contestation, Communication and Relations [CA17119 NL]
  • 2016-2020: PLATO (Horizon 2020): The Post-Crisis Legitimacy of the European Union
  • 2015: Evaluatie crisisbeheersing MH17
  • 2014-2015: PROCON (Horizon 2020): Europe's contribution to a value-based global order
  • 2014-2015: The Influence of the EU on Sub-National Authorities (Ministry for the Interior)
  • 2012-2014: EEAS 2.0 project – Redrafting the 2010 Decision on the organisation and functioning of the European External Action Service
  • 2011-2015: NanoNextNL, project 01C.04 Governance and regulation
  • 2010-2012: Informal International Law-Making (INLAW), HiiL (Geneva, Leuven, Twente)
  • 2010-2011: Marie Curie Initial Training Network EXACT in the field of EU External Action
  • 2008-now: EUPERFORM network on the performance of the EU in multilateral institutions
  • 2004-2008: EU Network of Excellence Connecting Excellence on European Governance (CONNEX)
  • 2004-2005: The Internationalisation of Law, Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL)
  • 1996-1999: Full-time NWO Research Grant The European Union's Foreign and Security Policy